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Democratizing Campaign Training
Founder and CEO Kelly Dietrich was 18 years into a career training future governors, Members of Congress, and Senators how to win their elections. As he traveled the country, he would often run into local candidates who needed help.
He’d hear the same questions over and over again:
- “How do I raise the money I need to win?”
- “How do I know how many votes I need to win?”
- “How do I connect with voters?”
Kelly knew the answers, but his kind of insider knowledge wasn’t available to people who were running local campaigns on shoestring budgets.
Democrats who were running for school board, city council, or state legislature. This lack of knowledge and training was holding back Democrats who wanted to step up and fight for their communities.
In 2016, NDTC started making videos, sharing Kelly’s successful strategies and tips online with the goal of providing candidates with the free training they needed.
Five years later, those homemade training videos have supported the goals of over 120,000 Democrats, helped win more than 2000 elections, and empowered Democrats in communities nationwide with the tools they need to win and build long-term power for generations to come.
Who We Are
Emerging or established. Calm or contentious. Any race, anywhere: We want to help. Our team believes passionately that, by empowering Democrats to get involved in local politics, we can help shape the future of progressive politics. This team of focused, knowledgeable individuals work together to achieve our three goals: to improve the performance of every Democrat up and down the ticket, elect more Democrats to offices, and create a deep bench of qualified public servants ready to run for higher office.
NDTC is proudly collaborative, not competitive. We partner with recruitment organizations, labor unions, trade groups, state parties, and other progressive organizations, and look to grow our list of partnerships and collaborations daily. Here are some of the members of the NDTC network.